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Windows 7: PC restarts whenever monitor is switched off

08 Jun 2009   #11
darkmax

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

well, I have been trying to find out which version of the driver the previous builds were using for nVidia cards. this little glitch is a major irritation because I like to keep my PC on, but my power-hungry monitor off.


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08 Jun 2009   #12
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

if my solutions suck tonight my bad iv had a little bit to drink at this point, you could wait for a few more tech advanced people to comment but your best bet is to test those drivers first
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08 Jun 2009   #13
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm talking about the drivers for your monitor. Is it connected via USB?

According to this;

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...tag=mncol;psum

it has some power options via the menu. What exactly happens when you power it off? The PSU for the PC just cuts out or does it do a normal power-down? When you turn the PC back on does it do a Resume (from a sleep-state) or does it do a normal boot?
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08 Jun 2009   #14
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

does the pc power off when the monitor turns off from power management settings? or just when the power button is pressed
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08 Jun 2009   #15
darkmax

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

no, it is connected via a DVI-B connector.

And TripOG, no worries. Thanks for the assistance.
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08 Jun 2009   #16
darkmax

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TripOG View Post
does the pc power off when the monitor turns off from power management settings? or just when the power button is pressed
Just when the power button on the monitor is pressed.
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08 Jun 2009   #17
darkmax

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

I have not seen something like these in decades. I thought they no longer build monitors to do that! lol...... sorry...
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08 Jun 2009   #18
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

can you try a differnet adapted like vga or so, either way it turning with just the power button check your monitor drivers, maybe try generic pnp drivers
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08 Jun 2009   #19
darkmax

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

i was using the generic drivers for the monitor before and switch to the Acer after I suspect something was wrong, but there was no change. The problem remains.
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08 Jun 2009   #20
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Not everything was designed to be hot-swappable. If W7 sees the monitor (or devices therein) suddenly vanishing, it's likely causing the power-down as a security measure.
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